SIGNATORY MEMBERS Commissioners Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf Brigadier General William Graham Chair July 1 to Dec. 31 Vice Chair Jan. 1 to June 30 New Jersey Governor Chris Christie Chair Jan. 1 to June 30 Delaware Governor John Carney Vice Chair July 1 to Dec. 31 Second Vice Chair Jan. 1 to June 30 New York Governor Andrew Cuomo The ex officio members of the Delaware River Basin Commission include the four basin state governors and the commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, North Atlantic Division, who serves as the federal representative. 4 Second Vice Chair July 1 to Dec. 31 VALUE THROUGHOUT THE YEAR The five members appoint alternative Commissioners, with the governors typically selecting high-ranking officials from the state environmental agencies. Each Commissioner has one vote of equal power with a majority vote needed to decide most issues. The Delaware River Basin Compact requires the annual election of a chair and vice chairs, which historically has been based upon rotation of the DRBC’s five members.
Alternates/Advisors—2017 From left: Executive Director Steve Tambini, Jennifer Orr (Pa.), Jeff Hoffman (N.J.), Kenneth Kosinski (N.Y.), Bryan Ashby (Del.), LTC Kristen Dahle (Federal), and Henry Gruber (Federal). FEDERAL GOVERNMENT 1st Alternate LTC Michael Bliss, Commander, USACE Philadelphia District (Jan. 1 to July 7, 2017) LTC Kristen Dahle, Commander, USACE Philadelphia District (July 7 to Dec. 31, 2017) 2nd Alternate David Leach, USACE North Atlantic Division Programs Director 3rd Alternate Henry Gruber, USACE North Atlantic Division Deputy Chief of Planning & Policy Division PENNSYLVANIA 1st Alternate Patrick McDonnell, DEP Secretary Dana Aunkst, DEP Acting Deputy Secretary for Water Programs 2nd Alternate Kelly Jean Heffner, DEP Executive Deputy Secretary for Programs Lisa Daniels, DEP Acting Deputy Secretary for Water Programs 3rd Alternate Jennifer Orr, Director, DEP Compacts and Commissions Office NEW JERSEY 1st Alternate Bob Martin, DEP Commissioner 2nd Alternate Daniel Kennedy, DEP Assistant Commissioner for Water Resource Management Ray Cantor, Chief Advisor to the DEP Commissioner 3rd Alternate Michele Putnam, DEP Acting Assistant Commissioner for Water Resource Management 4th Alternate Jeffrey Hoffman, State Geologist NEW YORK 1st Alternate Basil Seggos, DEC Commissioner 2nd Alternate Mark Klotz, Director, DEC Division of Water 3rd Alternate Angus Eaton, Director, DEC Bureau of Water Resource Management 4th Alternate Kenneth Kosinski, Chief, DEC Watershed Implementation Section Advisor Vincent Sapienza, New York City DEP Commissioner DELAWARE 1st Alternate David Small, DNREC Secretary (Jan. 1 to April 26, 2017) Shawn Garvin , DNREC Secretary (April 26 to Dec. 31, 2017) 2nd Alternate Kara Coats, DNREC Deputy Secretary 3rd Alternative Virgil Holmes, Director, DNREC Division of Water: Management Section 4th Alternative Bryan Ashby, Manager, DNREC Division of Water: Surface Water Discharges Section DELAWARE RIVER BASIN COMMISSION Annual Report 2017 5